Human Development

Kosovo Human Development Reports

The objective of the Kosovo Human Development reports is research that stimulates public debates and improves policymaking. The overall aims are wider than merely producing a report, and include offering a practical resource to policymakers, as well as building the capacity of national researchers and academia for human-development-related research.

Our Reports

To date, UNDP Kosovo has published eight national Human Development Reports. The ninth KHDR discusses health and human development. From the human development point of view, although the Ministry of Health has improved its facilities and services, barriers in access to public health services and the overall quality of these services continue to present significant challenges. Confusion regarding public vs. private healthcare services and medical insurance, and non-functional outdated equipment in hospitals, are just a few of problems. The KHDR on public health and human development will thoroughly analyze the current public health system from a holistic and inclusive perspective. The report will provide the Ministry of Health with sustainable human development policy recommendations in order to overcome the existing problems. Furthermore, the KHDR of 2015/2016 analyzes the health environment nexus from a human development perspective in Kosovo.


What Is Human Development?

The UNDP Kosovo animation video "What is human development?" explains and promotes sustainable human development. Sustainable human development means the creation of the same opportunities for a life with dignity for all people and next generations.more

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  • UNDP Launches Kosovo Human Development Report 2014

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on the 30 September 2014 launched the eighth Human Development Report for Kosovo. The launch of the Report - entitled Migration as a Force for Development- was hosted by the UN Development Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Andrew Russell,more

Projects and Initiatives

Diaspora coming back

Kosovo Human Development Report 2015 - 2016

Public health is recognized as a human right. It is a precondition for and an outcome and indicator of all three dimensions of human development: environmental-, economic- and social sustainability. Well-performing public health system can help tackle the social determinants and improve public health equity. A healthier population improves the overall level of productivity in the economy, increases employment and thus helps to reduce poverty, and improves school attendance of children. At present, the Kosovo public health infrastructure is considered to be one of the most underdeveloped in the Balkan region and some of the worst public health results in Europe can be found in Kosovo. UNDP Kosovo’s recent crowdsourcing initiative determined that Kosovars prioritize “public health” as one of the most pressing challenges.


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Evaluation and forward-looking assessment of the KHDR

The KHDR Evaluation Report reflects general and specific recommendations for future impact with Human Development reporting- and teaching. Furthermore, it compares regional practices vis-à-vis Kosovo’s experience in achieving impact through evidence-based policymaking, public awareness and innovations with “beyond NHDR” products.  

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Infographics on sustainable human development
Kosovo Human Development Reports
Kosovo Human Development Report 2014

Labour migration and economic interaction with the Kosovan Diaspora abroad have a profound impact on the economic opportunities and livelihoods of many individuals in Kosovo. This is not just limited to the household level. Economic interactions with the Kosovan Diaspora are so pervasive that they strongly influence Kosovo’s macroeconomic development and, hence, all Kosovans.

Kosovo Human Development Report 2012

Private Sector and Employment addresses one of Kosovo’s deepest post-conflict challenges – the capacity of the economy to provide jobs and growth. The desire for decent work is one of the most basic of all human needs. To the average Kosovan family, decent work means more nutritious food on the table, a better house to live in, better health and more freedoms.

Kosovo Human Development Report 2010

It examines exclusion as it affects Kosovans reaching for education and a basic standard of health. Finally, it looks at how gaps in these sectors are influencing public trust and eroding participation in Kosovo’s hard-won democratic process.

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